Ideally, and believe me most are not ideal.
– you would begin to work with me after you have your date assigned. You would contact me 4-6 weeks – depending on your life’s schedule to get the materials to begin your preparation.
– ideally, you would take a week or two to get prepared and then contact me for our first session. You would send me your stories to critique.
– ideally, in our first session we would go over the “Why this Agency?” and “What makes you qualified – what you bring to the position?” questions. We would go over story-telling techniques and tips.
– ideally, after the first session I would send you the 5 points that I have summarized and written, (depending on which package you purchase) or you will write your own 5 points. Your 5 points will be your roadmap to answer the big questions – “Why this Agency?” – and “Why do you think you’re qualified?”
– ideally, you would take a week or more to prepare using the tips and techniques you have learned from our first session.
– ideally session #2 would be one to two weeks or so prior to your actual interview.
Now, all that to say that the greater majority of my clients have not had “ideal situations.”
I have coached with as little as three or four days and still have helped people pass. This is not my preferred manner – but sometimes that’s what life deals.
I will support you through email – critiquing anything you send me after our sessions. Clients send me their written stories and I critique them.
I will tell you if you are ready after our two sessions – most of the time you will be ready. I only give straight-forward feedback.
My goal is to get you to pass the interview and I will do everything that I can to do just that. The rest will be up to you. The best way to prepare answers to Behavioral Questions is to have prepared stories.
• Think about how you interact with others in the workplace, in school, or in other work-like activities. Think about the way you worked with others on group projects or on teams, and how you worked with supervisors or professors.
• Think about how you have typically handled assignments, your approach to completing them and how you handled problems or obstacles.
• Think about the way you typically communicate with co-workers, professors, supervisors, fellow students, or fellow volunteers. Think about the way you tried to explain things to others or how you persuaded them to do something.
(source – FBI Website)